(Sports Network) - Greg Reynolds, who has thrived at the Triple-A level, steps
in to start for the injured Tony Cingrani Sunday for the Cincinnati Reds in
the finale of a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Cingrani left his Tuesday start against Arizona with two outs in the fourth
inning due to a lower back strain. He was placed on the disabled list ahead of
Enter Reynolds, who is 12-3 with a 2.42 ERA for Triple-A Louisville. That
includes a five-hit complete-game win Tuesday against Rochester. This will be
the second tour of duty for the parent club for the right-hander. Reynolds
allowed eight hits and five runs over five frames in his only appearance of
2013, a loss to the Giants on July 23.
Marco Estrada counters for the Brewers. The righty is 1-0 over his last three
starts, although he's coming off a no-decision against the Cardinals on Monday
when he surrendered eight hits and four runs in six frames. He's 1-3 in eight
games (4 starts) lifetime against the Reds.
Cincinnati enters the day 2 1/2 games behind Pittsburgh and St. Louis for
first place in the NL Central. Starting Monday, the Reds will play seven of
their next 10 games against the Cardinals.
Sixth-inning home runs by Ryan Ludwick and Zack Cozart sent Cincinnati in
front for good, and the Reds knocked four out of the park in all to take a 6-3
win last night.
Ludwick and Cozart were two of seven position players to record at least two
hits for Cincinnati, which received seven-plus solid innings out of starter
Bronson Arroyo in claiming its 13th win in 18 games.
Arroyo (13-9) struck out six without a walk and was charged with three runs on
seven hits. J.J. Hoover and Aroldis Chapman finished off the outing with a
scoreless inning of work, with the latter earning his 33rd save.
"It's nice just to be able to keep that ball rolling and feel we're on a nice
winning streak," Arroyo said of bouncing back from Friday's loss.
Wily Peralta worked around seven hits to allow just one run over five innings,
but John Axford (6-7) couldn't hold Milwaukee's 2-1 lead intact, serving up
the homers to Ludwick and Cozart.
"It looked like his stuff was okay, but he just must not be locating," Brewers
manager Ron Roenicke said of Axford.
Khris Davis and Scooter Gennett each knocked in a run and Caleb Gindl hit a
pinch-hit homer off Arroyo in the eighth for Milwaukee, which was coming off a
6-4 win in the opener of this series. Davis has a 10-game hitting streak.
The Reds won eight of the first 13 games with the Brewers in 2013, though the
teams spilt a four-game series from Aug. 15-18 in Milwaukee.
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